Monica Vieira, Rachel Muers, Naomi Waltham-Smith, Danielle Sands

November 23, 2021, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Forum for Philosophy, LSE

London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom


London School of Economics

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We tend to view silence as the opposite of speech, but silence too can speak volumes. There is considerable interest in free speech, what about the ability to remain silent? Does silence have a particular value, and how can we achieve it in our busy, noisy world? Examining perspectives from across philosophy, religion, and political thought, we challenge our assumptions about silence, questioning its relation to thinking, and asking whether it might serve as a form of political resistance.



  • Monica Vieira, Professor of Political Theory, University of York
  • Rachel Muers, Professor of Theology, University of Leeds
  • Naomi Waltham-Smith, Reader in Philosophy, University of Warwick



  • Danielle Sands, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL


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